Innovative fastener retention system offers dramatic time savings in critical applicationsNovember 3, 2016 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Some of the most respected names in aerospace now specify Safety Cable instead of lockwire, a notoriously troublesome, time-consuming and error-prone process. General Electric, NASA, Pratt and Whitney, Rolls Royce, Boeing and Woodward Governor are among the companies that enjoy the benefits of this cost-effective, easy-to-install fastener retention system consisting of Bergen Cable Technology’s cable, ferrules and a patented, all-in-one tensioning, crimping and cutting tool.
Dramatic time savings
One of the biggest advantages to using Safety Cable is the significant time savings it offers.
Previously, lockwiring two fasteners required threading a single strand of wire through the fastener holes, manually doubling it over and twisting it with pliers, all while maintaining a positive pull and allowing for sufficient flex. Making it even more difficult was the fact that operators needed to determine which direction the twist should go from one fastener to the next to assure that the wire would not slip over the bolt head or leave a gap at the beginning of the twist. One mistake would require the entire process to be repeated.
With the advent of Safety Cable, this process is much faster and simpler. Operators install cable through fasteners in a neutral or positive position, insert a loose ferrule onto the cable, string the end of the cable through a special Bergen tool, and tension the assembly to the preset load. The tool crimps the ferrule and cuts the cable flush to the ferrule in one smooth motion.
A better system
Today, international and domestic OEM and aftermarket customers in aerospace, government, military, ship building, power generation, electronics, drilling systems and pipelines use Bergen’s innovative Safety Cable system. Thanks to Safety Cable, these customers enjoy a new level of safety and quality assurance, and significant time and cost savings.
To learn more, contact Bergen Cable Technology.